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effects of using ofloxacin ear drops 0.3% in eyes?

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Oh, dear. It's never good to put antibiotic drops in the wrong orifice.

In general, any time you accidentally get something in your eye -- whether it's prescription drops like ofloxacin or dust from the wind -- you should take a moment to rinse your eyes with water. If you have saline solution (such as wetting solution for contact lenses), then use this. But if not, then tap water will have to do.

To rinse your eyes, bend over a sink and allow the water to flow across your eyeball and down the drain. Keep this up for 3-5 minutes.

The good news for you is that ofloxacin is an antibiotic drop that is often prescribed for infections of the eye. So if you got a drop or two in your eye, it probably will not cause any damage. You should still rinse it out, if possible, just to be safe.

Wishing you well!

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